Services to Youth Facet Overview

The Links, Incorporated created its first program facet, SERVICES TO YOUTH, to equip black youth to use their intellect and spirit of achievement to become successful and productive citizens.

“The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child; it is whether we can afford not to.” Marian Wright Edelman

Arts Facet Overview

The Links support of the arts can be traced to our cultured co-founder Margaret Rosell Hawkins. Her innate artistic talent, discovered at a young age, earned her a four-year scholarship to the Women’s School of Design, later known as the Moore Institute of Art. Her passion for creative expression later led to her appointment as an art teacher and helped give root to the establishment of THE ARTS Facet in 1964 at the 14th National Assembly.

National Trends and Services Facet Overview

The NATIONAL TRENDS AND SERVICES Facet is tasked with eliminating disparities by reducing barriers to resources through advocacy, education, and service.

Our chapters are empowered to raise their voices and transform the communities in which they work. The facet’s goals include increasing the number of sustainable and measurable programs; increasing collaborative partnerships; and extending our existing initiatives to include communities identified as having the greatest need.

International Trends and Services

The ITS facet provides services and delivers transformational programs to people of African ancestry globally so that they may have a better quality of life. Programs are designed and developed to service educational, health and cultural needs and to help people emerge from poverty. A primary objective of our international work is to enrich the lives of women and their families.


The Links, Incorporated established the HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS) facet in response to the chronic health disparities that persist in our communities and result in the decreased life expectancy of African-Americans. The Buckhead/Cascade City Chapter HHS Facet is working to Build Sustainable Futures for Women and Children of African Descent by partnering with Jerusalem House and Solomon’s Temple.

Facet Integrations

Jerusalem House

The Buckhead Cascade City Chapter has had a relationship with Jerusalem House for nearly 20 years.

Ladies First Program – The “Ladies First Finishing Academy” is a character curriculum that includes comprehensive activities for 8 weeks for middle school and high school girls.

Solomon’s Temple – In an effort to reach underserved, homeless children, we have partnered with Solomon’s Temple, a homeless shelter that provides women and their children, including boys above the ages of 11, with temporary housing, meals, financial literacy and youth programs to help them as they seek employment and permanent housing.